Fun game for younger ages to encourage teamwork, communication and technical skills. By ROB PORTER MORE
Midfielders who are looking to get the ball to an attacker need to create space to thread passes through, while target men need to learn to receive and control the ball.
You need balls and cones using a 15×10-yard area split into three five-yard zones. We used eight players.
Split players into a team of six attackers and a team of two defenders. Players stay in their zones during play but defenders move zones as the ball changes ends. Start with three attackers against one defender in the end zone, with another defender in the middle zone and one attacker as a target at the far end (the other two attackers are not active at this time).
The three attackers in the end zone start and must make three passes before playing the ball to the target man at the other end. If the pass is successful the two spare players at the end with the ball now become active, with only a target player remaining at the other end. Play is continual and starts are from the end zone.
This is great session for getting players to pass quickly with a big overload in favour of the passing team.